Until this point, the road for the Longhorns in the postseason had been relatively easy. Texas survived a slow start against Northwestern State, then easily dispatched Arizona State and No. 15 Colorado State to get to the Minneapolis Region final.
The No. 8 Longhorns are banking on the fact that “defense wins championships” because, right now, their offense is struggling while their defense is good as anyone after the held Texas State to 27 in a 59-27 blowout Saturday night—the fewest points Texas has allowed since holding Houston YMCA to 23 in 1946.